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Glaxo takes the flak for a global issue

Past criticism surrounding the price of its antiretroviral drugs in the developing world has led to GSK voluntarily licensing some of its best-selling drugs to companies in countries worst affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, as Brigitte de Lima explains, for all it will achieve, GSK's contribution is near negligible without a concerted global effort to address the problem.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2004
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Marburg outbreak raises tropical disease profile

The death toll from the Marburg virus has now risen to 117 in Angola making it the most serious such outbreak recorded. Although the Ebola-like virus has no vaccine or curative treatment and can be rapidly fatal, news of the outbreak should serve to focus attention back on the sometimes-neglected area of tropical disease management.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2005
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CommentWire

Dubai Logistics City: a global vision

Dubai is creating the world's first integrated logistics and multi-modal transport platform, consisting of a mixture of new and expanded facilities. With major freight forwarding players such as DHL showing an increased interest in the region, the success of the project is vital in alleviating the pressure on the area's existing logistics infrastructure.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2005
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CommentWire

South African antiretrovirals: pharma players need a persuasive argument

As the second South African AIDS conference gets underway in Durban, the country's health minister has reopened the controversy over HIV/AIDS treatment by casting doubt on the benefits of antiretroviral drugs. Though some progress has been made in overcoming the financial obstacles to ARV deployment, it is clear that winning patients' trust in the treatment could prove extremely tough.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2005
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GECF unlikely to emerge as OPEC equivalent

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is a loosely defined group of gas producers seeking to represent and push their mutual interests. While parallels are increasingly being drawn between GECF and OPEC, Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains that there are several factors mitigating agianst GECF's developement as a cartel akin to its oil producing counterpart...

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Generic drugs: Ivax purchase puts Teva back on top

Teva has agreed to acquire rival generics maker Ivax for $7.4 billion. If the deal goes through, Teva will become the dominant force in the generics market again, pushing Novartis' Sandoz into second place. As the gap between these top two players and the rest of the field opens up, smaller companies may struggle to keep pace and could end up being takeover targets themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
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CommentWire

Tamoil: selling the family silver

Following confirmation by the Libyan government that 60% of state owned Tamoil is up for sale, the bidding process for the stake has begun in earnest. With refining capacity and significant distribution networks in the Italian and Swiss markets up for grabs, the offer will be attractive to buyers hoping to benefit from the favorable market conditions in the oil sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Cider and perry: Egyptian market set for fruitful growth

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2005
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CommentWire

Christian Salvesen: turnaround of UK transport business essential

Christian Salvesen's half-year results show a small increase in profit and turnover. Yet these largely positive figures hide a mixed bag of geographic and operational performance: while the forthcoming tie-up with APL Logistics is a good strategic move, the company must not neglect critical issues in its home market.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alcoholic drinks: South Africa feels the pull of the pint

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2006

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